Tones: Taunton) is a city in Massachusetts, the United States, and the county office of Bristol County. It is the core city of the Greater Tone area.
Tonton Green War Monument
| Nickname: |
The Silver City
state location map
|enforcement of the municipal system||1639|
|enforcement of the municipal system||1864|
|- Type||dual representation|
|- Mayor||Thomas Hoy Jr.|
|· Total||48.0mi2 (124.2 km2)|
|· Land||46.6mi2 (120.7 km2)|
|- Water surface||1.4mi2 (3.5 km2)|
|· Density||1,199.0/mi2 (462.9/km2)|
|- Names of residents||Thontonian|
|equal time||UTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)|
|· Daylight saving time||UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)|
|ZIP code|| |
02718, 02780, 02783
|Location Information System ID||0613154|
It is located in the south 64km of Boston, the east 29km of Providence, Rhode Island, the north 16km of Fall River, and the west 40km of Plymouth. About 16km down the meandering Thongton River in the city, you will reach Mount Hope Bay. It is called 'factory town' because many factories are located there.
In the 2010 population census, the total population was 55,874. The current mayor is Thomas Hoy Jr.
one of the first American towns built by the Plymouth Colony in 1637. Before the arrival of white people, native Americans called the place Cohannet. Since the beginning of the 19th century, Reed and Burton, F. B. Rogers, Poole Silver and others produced high quality silver products, and it is also known as the 'City of Silver.'
Since 1914, the city began to perform large-scale lighting on the Tonton green land every December, and it was nicknamed 'Christmas City.'
Tones used to include nearby towns such as Norton, Easton, Mansfield, Dayton, Raynham, and Berkeley. You can still find traces of it on Thornton Hill, Asonette.
The England Development Group constructed the town system on September 3, 1639. The name of the place is derived from the fact that most settlers came from tonton of somerset. Until 1640, this area was called Cohannet.
Tonton's land was taken from One Panoag, a native American, by British settlers. It was a battlefield several times in the War of Philip and the War of Independence. On May 11, 1864, the Shisei was enforced.
In the 19th century, a number of silver working workshops, including Reed and Burton, F. B. Rogers, and Poole Silver, appeared and began to be known as the 'Silver Town.' Iron making using the demineralized ore obtained from the marsh in the neighborhood also flourished. From iron, stoves (weir stoves/glenwood), rivets (field tacks) and machines were made. William MASON was established as a company that succeeded in this period, and Mason Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd., which was a company that made a wide range of work from weaving machines to steam locomotives. In 1849, Tonton Steam Engine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was founded in the city.
In the light industry, several textile factories were established, and felt products and bricks were produced.
At the same time, Tone Ton became a shipping port that entrusted the grain of the inland farming villages to the water transport of the Tone River. The appearance of the railroad also pushed Tone Ton from the ground to a key point of traffic.
In 1897, the city acquired the Thornton Electric Lighting Company, which had been in a slump, and established the public electric utility, Tonton City Power Plant (TMP). The plant now has 34,000 customers in Tonton, Berkeley and Renham as well as in some parts of Diton, Lakeville and Bridgewater. Three members of the Executive Committee, selected from citizens, manage the business.
The Miles Standish Industrial Park in the north of the city is home to a regional weather bureau set up by the National Meteorological Agency and several large companies have also entered the market.
In October 2005, a heavy rainfall of about 230 millimeters per week in the city area threatened the destruction of the suburban Whittenton Pound Dam. More than 2,000 civilians were evacuated and then Mayor Robert Nunes issued a state of emergency. When the dam collapsed, it was estimated that the flood of the Mill River would flood downtown by two meters. As a result, state Governor Mitt Romney called on Washington D.C. to immediately investigate the dangerous U.S. dams.
According to the Census Bureau, the total area of the city is 124.3 square kilometers, of which 120.7 square kilometers is land area and 3.6 square kilometers, which is 2.81% of the total area, is water area. The main river is the Tone River, and its tributaries are the Mill and Three Mile Rivers.
The following nine districts are designated as historic districts in the city.
- Bay Road Historic Area (1300 acres) - a highway that overpasses Tonton and Boston, commonly known as "Post Road."
- Bristol County Courthouse (13 acres)
- Church Green Historic Center (160 acres) - commonly known as "Meeting House Common"
- Hopewell Mills (120 acres)
- Old Bay Road Historic Center (150 acres)
- Reed and Burton Complex
- Tonton Green Historical Area (50 acres)
- Historic Center of Tonton State Hospital (1250 acres)
Tonton City meets Norton in the northwest, Easton in the north, Reinham in the northeast, Lake Building in the east, Berkeley and Daiton in the south and Rehobos in the west. The area used to be larger, but the area of the city was gradually divided one after another, and this became an entrenched area.
The current city is Bird Lands, Clear View States, East Taunton, Elliot's Corner, Herringran States, Linden Etons, Mathews Landing, Norston Land, Land Land, Land Land, Hill States, West Island, West Island, East Stone, West Island, West Island, West Island, and West Island, Island, West Island, Island, West Island, Island, West Coast, Island, Island, West Island, Island, and West Coast. It consists of Whittenton, Whittenton Junction, Britannia Village, Willis Lake Village, and Wood Ward Estate. Eastton is the entire area within Masassoite State Park and most of North Ton is in the Hochcock Swamp Wildlife Sanctuary.
According to a 2000 census, 55,976 people, 22,045 families and 14,483 families live in the city. The population density is 463.7 people per square kilometer. The total number of houses was 22,908, with 189.8 houses per square kilometer. The population is 91.67% for white people, 2.74% for African people, 0.16% for Native Americans, 0.60% for Asian people, 0.03% for Pacific people, 2.59% for others, and 2.21% for mixed blood. Hispanics and latino account for 3.93% of the population. Most of the citizens are descendents of people who were employed at factories in the city in the early 20th century, and there are various origins, including Portuguese, English, Irish, Polish and French.
32.3% of 22,045 households live with minors under 18 and 48.0% live with couples. 13.4% are single householders and 34.3% are living with non-family residents. 28.2% are single-person households and 9.9% are single-person elderly. The average number of households is 2.50, and the number of households is 3.09.
The generation structure is 24.9% for people aged 18 and under, 8.0% for people aged 18 and under 24 and over, 33.2% for people aged 25 and under 44 and over, 21.0% for people aged 45 and under 64 and 12.9% for people aged 65 and over. The average age of the citizens is 36 years old. There are 92.5 men for 100 women, and 89.2 for 100 women aged 18 or older.
The average income for male workers was $36,895, for female workers $27,686, and per capita income, including non-working population, would be $19,899. 10.0% of the total population, 8.0% of families, 13.9% of minors under 18 years of age, and 11.3% of elderly people over 65 years of age make a living with income below the poverty line.
The government is a two-way government, and there are many committees, including the Board of Education. As it is the location of Guncho of Bristol County, administrative organs of Gun and County Higher Courts were established. The Massachusetts Police Department D Division 4, which controls Tone, is in Middbara.
The city is divided into three state and lower house constituencies. It belongs to the third district of Bristol, the fifth district of Bristol, and the twelfth district of Bristol. The State Senate joins the first Plymouth Bristol district with Berkeley, Bridgewater, Carver, Dayton, Marion, Middlebara, Reinham, and Weham. The Commonwealth House forms part of the fourth district of Massachusetts (Senator Bernie Frank). Two federal senators from the state are Elizabeth Warren and Ed Murky.
Political events also happened in Tones, a long history. Robert Treat Payne, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and Chief of the State Prosecutor, lived here for a long time, and a war broke out in the King Philipp's War.
Many of the President's experience was in the city, including James Pork, William Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower. Bill Clinton visited Tone High School. During World War II, the Miles Standish Prisoner of War camp was established to welcome nearly a million soldiers of the allied forces. Immediately after the closure, the United Nations Headquarters candidate sites were also seen. Tonton is still active in a fresh political activity.
|Voter turnout and party affiliation as of October 15, 2008|
|party name||number of voters||Percentage|
|Democratic Party of Japan||11,856||35.59%|
The Thongton Fire Department has Chuo, Weir, Eastton, Bay Street and Auckland Fire Stations. Among them, the three buildings, Central, Weir and Eastton, are designated as historic buildings.
Silver works and shipbuilding are listed in local industries. Reed and Burton, a company in the city, housed silver plates for medals at the Atlanta Olympics and for the White House. The anchor for the sailing ship Constitutional was built in the city. The anchor of the Monitor, an armored warship during the Civil War, was also made in a nearby Reinham.
In the city, the electronics industry produces many jobs. The city is considering building an industrial complex to attract the biotechnology industry.
The Silver City Galleria, a large commercial facility, is visited by shoppers from neighboring cities and towns.
It is available from pre-school educational facilities to high school.
elementary and secondary education
Tonton has nine public elementary schools and four public junior high schools. After graduating from junior high school in the city, many students go on to Tonton High School.
- elementary school
- Edmund Hatch Bennett Elementary School
- Eastton Elementary School
- Harold H. Galligan Elementary School
- Hopewell Elementary School
- Edward F. Lady Elementary School
- Joseph C. Chamberlain Elementary School
- Lowell M. Maksham Elementary School - Closed in June 2010
- Elizabeth Paul Elementary School
- Malkahi Elementary School
- Madonna Elementary School in Lourdes - Catholic
- Virgin Mary Elementary School - Catholic
- Walker Elementary School - Closed in June 2010
- junior high school
- Cohanette Junior High School - Closed in June 2003
- Benjamin A. Friedman Junior High School
- Joseph H. Martin Junior High School
- Malkahi Junior High School: The school was closed in June 2009, and was converted into an elementary school
- John F. Parker Junior High School
- Tonton Catholic Junior High School - Catholic
- high school
Tonton High School, Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School and Catholic Coil and Cassidy High School are located.
The Bristol Community College has a satellite campus, and the city runs technical schools such as Robroy Academy Fine Arts School.
In Tonton Green Space in Central Square, private soldiers were trained during the Revolution. In 1774, before becoming independent, it is said that a flag marked 'Freedom, Solidarity/Tone' was raised by the sons of Freedom. In the 20th century, it began to be used as an event venue for the "holiday season" from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Tonton is also called 'Christmas City' in this region.
Still at Christmas, events and citizen parades are held in the green. There is a fountain in the center of the square. The hoisting stand flashes as if the flag of stars and the flag of 'freedom and unity' symbolizes the city.
The Tonton Public Library has experienced several expansions and renovations since its opening in 1903. The Old Colony Historical Society, which has a glimpse of the past of Tonton, is also worth noting.
East Tonton has Masassoite State Park, and Watson Pound State Park in the northern part of the city.
Many religious groups, including Judaism, the Catholic Church, and Protestants, are active. In 1637, before the enactment of the chosei (municipal organization), the First Parish Church (the present Unitarian Universal Church) was built on the eastern outskirts of downtown, and was rebuilt in 1830. In 1821, the Pilgrim Union Church was built on Broadway. The current hall was rebuilt in 1851. The first Catholic church in the city is the St. Mary's Church, located north of the intersection of Broadway and Washington Street, and is also called St. Mary's Square.
In Tone City, there are buildings of a wide age from the colonial period to the modern period. There are numerous houses before the War of Independence, including the residence of Joseph Willis in Worcester Street, which was built around 1688. More than 100 objects have been designated as national historic sites.
The most prominent building in the city is the Bristol County High Court Building, which was designed by Frank Irving Cooper in 1894. The high-ceiling dome made of copper can also be seen in the surrounding area. It was designated as a national historic site in 1978, but a plan to rebuild the site is under way.
The First Parish Church (1830), the Pilgrim Union Church (1851), the St. Mary's Church (1868), and other fire-proof churches cannot be removed.
There are historic buildings from around 1840 to around 1920 that line up the commercial districts of Main Street, Tonton Green Space and Broadway.
The residence built by wealthy factory owners and traders from the late 19th century to the early 20th century remains along National Route 44 in the center of the city. Most of them are wooden single-family or two-family houses with a construction of over 100 years. In the suburbs, modern new residential areas in the 1950s spread.
The 50th district's Central Fire Station is considered the oldest fire station in the United States, among others still functioning. The city hall next to Church Green is also designated as a historic site.
In March 2008, at the Whittenton Mills Complex, Hollywood director Martin Scorsese shot the movie "Shutter Island." In "Surrogate," starring Bruce WILLIS, the school in the city, which was closed, became its location.
Printed media published in Tone are "Silver City Bulletin," "Brockton Enterprise," and "Tone Daily Gazette." Local newspapers such as "Boston Globe," "Boston Herald," and "Providence Journal" are also widely read.
On TV, there are Tone Community Access and Media Co., Ltd. (Comcast 15ch, Verizon 22ch) of public access broadcasting, Tone Ton Education Network (Comcast 9ch, Verizon 23ch) of educational TV operated by Tone Ton High School Broadcasting Station, and cable stations of Tone City Network (Comcast 17ch, Verizon 24ch). Providence and Boston TV are also available for viewing, and WVBF (AM1530), which broadcasts local-based programs in the morning, and WSNE (FM93.3), which has studios in Providence, are based on the radio. From 1949 to 2007, there was a station called WPEP (AM1570).
Internet service providers include comcasts, earth links, SBC Yahoo! dials, and verizones. The Tonton City Power Plant (TMP) has also entered the sector.
medical and public services
There is Morton Hospital Medical Center in Washington Street in the northern part of the city.
Tonton State Hospital is a mental hospital in Hodges. A fire broke out in 2006 and a part of it was burnt down. It is one of the few hospitals in Massachusetts that undertake long-term hospitalization for psychotic patients.
The electricity business is operated by Tonton City Power Plant (TMP) located at the far south end. There is a city water treatment and supply facility in the nearby Lake Building. Sewage is carried to the Tone River after passing through a treatment facility in Westwater Street, south of the city.
In 1838, when the Tone Ton Railway became a trunk line that was used with freight and passengers, Tone Ton was connected to New Bedford and Cape Cod, Fall River and Newport, Somerset and Providence, Atlborough and Providence, Mansfield and Boston, Stone, Boston, Boston, Raynham, or Middle Balah and Weham.
Tones is a highway hub located in the southeastern part of the state, with most of the main highways in eastern Massachusetts passing through the city (especially in the center). In the Tone Green Area in the city center, National Route 44, National Route 138 and National Route 140 cross each other. The State Road 140 connects East Ton, the common name of the eastern part of the city, and the central urban area, and joins State Road 24 near East Ton. In the northern part of the city, the so-called Norstoneton, the interstate expressway 495 runs along the Miles Standish Industrial Park. In addition, the State Route 104 runs near the city border with Reinham and the State Route 79 runs in the triangle between Berkeley and Lake Building. National Route 104 corresponds to National Route 44 in the city.
The CSX Line runs through Fallriver and New Bedford between the city and Middbara, and there is a plan to connect the line with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Bureau (MTA) and drive it to Boston. The Greater Atlborough Tonton Regional Transportation Bureau runs a route bus.
No regular service is available at Tonton Municipal Airport, and most of the buses are equipped with small planes and special commuter jets. The T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island and the Logan International Airport in Boston are the closest domestic flight.
- Tones, UK
- Angra do Éroismo (Portugal, Azores)
- Lagoa (Portugal, Azores)
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- City Official Site
- Tonton Regional Chamber of Commerce (English)
- National Bureau of Weather Service Forecast (English)
- Tonton City Power Plant (TLP) (English)
- Tonton Public Library (English)
- Southeast Area Planning and Economic Development Area (SRPDED) (English)